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How many photographs can I get in one photo shoot? Lately when I set up to do my still life photo shoots, there is a lot of details added to create the story. Lots of thought and time goes into each one of my still life photos.

Baby's Breath and Bird Nest

To start this photo shoot I had purchased these beautiful baby's breath and wasn't quite sure how I wanted to portray them. The background I chose was my first choice, then proceeded to find a vessel to put these lovely little flowers in. After many changes I chose this black milk jug that worked well with the background.

Now it was time to set up the base or table. I added the blue fabric for some color then used my favorite linen table cloth and lace doily.

Now for some details...I had found this hummingbird nest out in my yard and fortunately it was empty and thought this would be a nice addition, then added my bonsai shears and some vintage style paper to finish with the props. I cut some small stems of the baby's breath to add at the base of the milk jug along with a few little flowers and finally a feather or two to bring it all together.

Baby's Breath

At this point I start photographing from different angles, close up, full frame, vertical and horizontal. Creating many images just from this one set up.

My orginal goal was to get a full frame shot like the photo above, but as I was going through my images the top photograph looked really good too.

Off to Lightroom where I added a preset and tweaked the settings and then to photoshop where I added textures a couple small birds and final details to complete the processing. I do want to mention that my presets and textures are from 2 Lil Owls.

Now lets talk timing. It takes time to set up the shot. Depending on how satisfied I am with my set up. Sometimes it comes together quickly other times not so much. Honestly I've never really timed myself, but if I had to guess for this particular photo shot maybe an hour or two. The computer time is about the same time maybe longer, starting with the upload to picking out which ones I want to process. Most of the time I already have an idea of how I want this photograph to look like in my head which makes the process a bit much easier. But not always successful. I can be a very determined person, so I keep trying until I get it or thoroughly exhausted.

I love how these to photographs turned out. Now for the next still life shoot.

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Have a safe and wonderful week!

When 2020 began I was so excited for the year to come. Excited about new art shows and creating lots of new artwork. I was ready for a very productive and profitable year. But just the opposite happened.

Everything came crashing down when Covid-19 reared it's ugly head. Like many of you I kept hoping it would end soon, but it didn't. I kept waiting and waiting for a glimmer of hope, but nothing...I wanted to go shopping for props, flower, paint and craft supplies, but going out wasn't an option. So I started into a routine wearing my mask and slowly started to venture out when shops were allowed to open. Things were starting to get better and I was getting more and more productive and then this past week the covid-19 cases are on the rise. I half expect shops to start closing again if we can't get control on this. I can't help but wonder what 2021 will bring. The new normal is wearing a mask where ever I go and keeping my distance. It kind of sucks! But it is what it is.

Busy As A Bee

So where does that leave me and my business? Well I've been doing a lot of thinking about what to do, I love what I do and I don't plan on giving up without a fight!! That is a given, but were art shows are not happening here in Maine, I have to rethink how I want to get the word out there. The only way to do that right now is online. I do have my website and I also have an Etsy Store, Fine Art America Store and now a Redbubble Store. It's a lot of stores, but I gotta get out there somehow. Each store sells similar products like photographs, but they also sell throw pillows, clothing, jigsaw puzzles, pins, totes, bedding, coffee mugs, and more all featuring my photography. With all the stores you can get my photography at any of them, but my fluid art paintings are only available on my website.

The only other thing that will get me out there is using my social media and blogging platforms and to be consistent! Consistency is the key to success or at least that's what I've heard. I know it will take time and a ton of patience, but if I keep plugging at it I will get there!

I have a lot of plans for 2021 and no Covid-19 is going to rain on my parade!

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Be safe and I'll see you next time!



I won first place! Super pleased!

In my Fine Art America store I follow groups to help promote my photography and periodically they have contest. This contest was vintage typewriters. I had entered many with different photographs and finally got lucky.

I picked this lovely at a local antique shop a while back and let me tell you it's heavy!

SMITH & CORONA TYPEWRITER

I love this old vintage Smith & Corona Typewriter! I really do need to create a still life around this typewriter.

Here are a few other photographs I created from this typewriter.

TYPEWRITER KEYS

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Where can you purchase my artwork?...at Cindi Ressler Photography & Fluid Art Paintings or Etsy or Fine Art America. At Fine Art America you can also find my photography on blankets, mugs, phone cases, tote bags, bedding, pillows and more....

Have a safe and wonderful week!

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